Acne gets in early on the Fall/Winter 2015 action, releasing a selection of its cold weather collection on the website. Exploring gender, director Jonny Johansson lays out his plan: "I wanted to explore what it means to feel masculine and fit into what we understand as men’s style." With a balance of technical and tailoring, the label plays with classic menswear and standard sports pieces, of course adding its own unique Acne twist. A brand that has slowly but surely introduced off-beat and avant-garde to those who'd usually shy away from experimentation, fall asks if you're ready for layered leggings, culottes and detachable skirts.
Cleverly though, these more challenging pieces keep their foundations in the familiar. Those legging aren't really leggings if layered under baggy sports shorts, while detachable skirts become wearable when paired with Gilbert & George-inspired English tweed suits. This season's political statement comes in the form of gender equality; loud statements return with patches placed across jerseys and knits proclaiming "Woman Power" and "Radical Feminist," while scarves subvert football paraphernalia, echoing similar sentiments in bold lettering. Now an Acne staple, the leather jacket hits a high in a heavyweight black Cafe Racer style while footwear sits somewhere between hiker and teddyboy with a chunky, no-nonsense platform boot. Head to the gallery to see our picks in full and grab a piece of the action at the Acne website.